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[MY TOP AUTUMN 2016 FRAGRANCE FAVOURITES] FEAT. B.BALENCIAGA SKIN, CHLOE + MARC JACOBS (SPLASH) - FULL REVIEW!


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HAPPY WEEKENDS EVERYONE! 

For all of the Sydneysiders, it's SUPER cold as and that's why there's no place like your warm and comfortable home right now. 

I've decided to round up my fragrances and show you my top THREE for Autumn 2016. 

So by wrapping up this Autumn, I have seriously been loving the My Little Chloes "Signature" scent in 20ml sized flacons as they fit perfectly into your handbag, Marc Jacobs Splash in Pear which have been highly inspired by the original Marc Jacobs Splash collection and finally a really feminine and intriguing brand called B.Balenciaga Skin which smells absolutely delightful. 

As we finish off with another season, there's always an excuse to replenish or replace your usual fragrance. Step outside the box, try as many scents as you can to experience more of what is out there. You'll be surprised with the new and different types there are, it's just a matter of taking the time to go perfume shopping. 

Check out my thoughts below with my Top Three Autumn favourites for 2016. I hope you enjoy the read, xoxo. 




Featuring my top three favourites for Autumn 2016. 

Left to Right: B.Balenciaga Skin, My Little Chloés in Signature and Marc Jacobs Pear.  


My Little Chloés - Chloé Signature (20ml) 

Chloé have released their little trios of Chloé Eau De Parfum packaged in 20ml pocket sized flacons and they are adorned with pretty little bows. They make exceptional gifts and also ideal luxury handbag essentials for whenever you're on the go (Simply spritz on to reveal a lovely scent). They have released three miniature limited edition fragrances which are now available at David Jones and Myer. 

Being offered in their collection is the Chloé Signature Eau de Parfum, Roses de Chloé Eau de Parfum and the Chloé Signature Eau de Toilette. Essentially, as I am loyal Chloe fan, I quite enjoy all three of these scents, however the Chloé Signature Eau de Parfum definitely takes home the gold for me. There's a deep sensuality that makes the scent really fresh, smooth, comfortable and so addictive. I'd keep this in my handbag because you cannot go wrong with the powdery rose scent. 

Here's the breakdown of the scent: 
  • For the Top notes, we're greeted with Pink Peony, Freesia and Lychee which all add a touch of subtle freshness to it. 
  • Secondly, for the Mid notes, we have Magnolia, Lily of the Valley and Rose which all combine to deliver a luscious feminine scent.
  •  And lastly for the Base notes - we have Cedarwood, Amber and Honey which all add a touch of elegance to the scent which is perfect for a base note. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • The little trios are available individually or as a trio set that's combined in a stylish white embossed box.
  • RRP $45 each or a set of 3 for $120 (AUD) for 20ml each. 
  • Available at selected Myer and David Jones. 

Overall, this scent is absolutely wearable for everyday as it's not too overpowering. I love how they're now available in 20ml pint sized as you can easily fit these in your bag and you really don't need to carry a heavy bottle around anymore. 


Marc Jacobs Splash in Pear - Limited Edition (100ml) 

Marc Jacobs have recently launched their Splash collection in-stores which was inspired by the Original Marc Jacobs Splash Collections. They have FOUR scents available being Pear, Cucumber, Rain and Cotton. All smell crisp and so lightly fresh which is ideal for any type of occasion. I tried out their Pear scent (in Eau De Toilette) and it's packed with invigorating flavours of pear itself. It captures the sweet essence of summer and I would describe the overall scent as being fresh and ripe. The bottle is presented in a 100ml glass cube size which feels durable and solid. There's a bulky style look to it which simply reminds me of the 2000's which definitely brings back memories for me. The bottle also looks very elegant and casual, so for me it's definitely a thumbs up. Also note that the Eau De Toilette has a shelf life of about 4 months. 

Here's a breakdown of the scent: 
  • Pear, Bergamont, Lemon Peel, Gin Accord, Juniper, Freesia, Teakwood, Musk and Soft Amber. 
  • Style: Fresh, Ripe and absolutely tempting. 

Overall, the scent is fresh and clean. It's very wearable and it has been a very long time since I've seen a pear-inspired scent that has come out. (Correct me if you do know of any as I'd like to know!) Love the fruity aroma that it gives because I always appreciate a nice, feminine scent that is not too overpowering. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $69 for 100ml 
  • Available at selected Myer and David Jones from the 29th May 2016. 
  • Only available for LIMITED TIME ONLY. 

B.Balenciaga Paris - Skin -  Eau De Parfum - (50ml) 

As you may be aware, the very first fragrance by Balenciaga (since designed Alexander Wang took over as Creative Director) was actually launched in October 2014. It was introduced as a sharp and floral type of scent with woody undertones. Now, we see B.Balenciaga Paris in Skin being already in February 2016. It is described as being one of the most delicate versions of the fragrance range and I can definitely see why. 

Here's a breakdown of the scent: 
  • Top Notes - Bergamot, Green tea, Soya Bean and Lily of the Valley, 
  • Middle Notes - Violet leaf Absolut, Peony and Iris root
  • Base Note - Cedar, Cashmere, Vetiver and Ambrette seed.

The bottle is presented in a hexagonal, pink coloured shaped glass bottle in 35ml, 50ml or 70ml. It's elegant, attractive and very feminine looking. It was the bottle that firstly attracted me to try out the scent as it looks stunning with its architectural design along with its arch style cap which is very unique. I simply adore the bubbly and uplifting scent from the woody florals that are elegant and enveloping. It's the perfect scent for Autumn and Winter as it's uplifting with its combination of floral, woody and green elements. 

WHERE TO PURCHASE: 
  • RRP $150 for 50ml, $100 for 30ml and $180 for 75ml. 
  • Available at selected Myer and David Jones and pharmacies nationally. 

“I imagined B.Balenciaga as a timeless scent, layering classical elements with theunexpected.” – Alexander Wang

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Which are your favourites? 

Let me know on your thoughts below x

Cheers,
Livia xo 






Thank you Chloe, Marc Jacobs and B.Balenciaga Paris For supporting me for this review. My reviews are based on my personal and true experiences. I only recommend products that I truly support.

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